Reed pen, Calamus, calligraphy pen, reed pen

Item number: 11120

Experience writing like the Romans with a real pen from reed: the light and handy model is perfectly suited for the drawing or writing with ink (traditional or modern). Our calami are all cut on the via Domitia (Ambrodussum) at Nimes.

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2,40 €
≈ £ 2.21

including 19% VAT. , plus shipping (Warenpost)

Old price: 3,49 €
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Shipping time: 2 - 3 days


Shipping weight:
0,03 Kg
Dimensions ( length × width ):
15,00 × 1,00 cm

Experience the special flair of antiquity first hand with a real write pen of reeds: The perfect lightweight, handy model for drawing or writing with ink.

Be like the "old" Romans in ancient times!

You are looking for the classic writing instrument from antiquity? Then you have found it with  the calamus of reeds. This model is a faithful replica of the precious writing tubes. Writing or drawing with ink_ is perfect. Handmade copies of ancient manuscripts you can give so an authentic charisma. Try it out and let yourself be fascinated by the calamus.

Make the teaching of history vividly

As a teacher or lecturer gives you the write pen the opportunity to make the lessons interesting and varied. You can use the antique writing instrument as a visual aid and you  can use it to write on parchment or papyrus with your students. To learn how to use an antiquated material and experience history first hand.

  • Writing pen of reeds
  • Length: about 15-18cm
  • Material: reed from Nimes (France)
  • hand cut

Material from the gallia narbonensis - Nimes in France

The reeds for the calmus comes from the gallia narbonenesis. It is to the famous Roman amphitheater in Nimes, which according to the model of the Roman Colosseum between 90 and 120 AD. was built. In our own workshop, the material is cut by hand. You can write with the calamus of reeds immediately if you get it. Dip it in the ink and get started.

Write your high-quality pen made of reed

Your antique writing instrument boasts processing as well as the top quality that meets even the highest demands. With easiness you can customize the calmus to your individual style of writing by means of cropping the top. Tip: The wider your top the more calligraphic writing is the result.

Important request!
The Calami are NOT imported from China. We cut the writing tubes mostly in the south of France in the Roman Gallia Narbonensis. The reed is carefully dried by us and cut in the correct stage of drying, in Germany ready to write. The edges are cleaned and still as natural as possible, in form and surface. So every piece is made by hand.

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